Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A remarkable person, object, or idea.

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  • n. A remarkable person, object or idea; a doozie; a beauty; a humdinger.
  • n. A very attractive or seductive person.

Etymologies

Alteration (probably influenced by the nickname Lulu) of obsolete looly.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • January 27, 2008 petite gourmand said ... awe poor pumpkin pie. lulu is sick with that same cough - thankfully no ear infection yet.

    And the Beat Goes On

  • J tried a juice made from a local fruit called lulu, which was incredibly refreshing and tart.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Ike aku la oia i keia hale nui e ku ana, ua po iho la, hele aku la oia ma ka lulu, aia no e ala mai ana o Moanalihaikawaokele, hoi mai la oia a ma kahi kaawale, e kali ana o ka moe iho, e like me ke kuhikuhi a

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Closing this window without pressing "Report" will result in your words being lost. no longer will people called lulu/jerome paid £70k a year by the taxpayer be allowed to pinch ideas off youtube and pass them off as their own to someone called dame marjory who has

    The Guardian World News

  • Shafran said the Republicans would "have the authority that any other chair will" including a "lulu" payment for their service.

    Skelos and Sampson Met to Discuss Republican Chairmanships

  • Over at Labour Home a poster name of "lulu" is using the old broken record routine to make their point, that Gordon Brown must be replaced.

    Labour Home's Lulu SHOUT!: Broken Record

  • (East New York, Brownsville), Barron is the only Democratic member without a committee chairmanship or a lucrative annual "lulu" stipend.

    Vos Iz Neias - (Yiddish:What's News?)

  • Two of Casey's light-hitting teammates, one a "lulu" and one a "cake," shockingly get on base before the star.

    The Milford Daily News Homepage RSS

  • · All of the millions of dollars of internal Senate resources (staff, district mailings, member "lulu" stipends … even paper clips) · All of the tens of millions of dollars of legislative grants and capital investment dollars

    Brooklyn Heights Blog

  • $25,000-a-year "lulu" as assistant majority leader for house operations.

    Albany's Insanity

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  • Is this Clive James getting a lulu of a snake facial?

    September 15, 2008

  • colloquial noun: a remarkable or excellent person or thing (19th-century origins?):

    "The doomed beauty Grace Kelly was also in Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, which was a much lesser film, mainly because Hitch couldn't really open up its stage-play format beyond a certain point. But the score by Dimitri Tiomkin, a refugee from Russia, was a lulu."
    Clive James in "Classics of the Cinema"

    September 11, 2008

  • "Lulu's Back in Town," one of Fats Waller's best songs. Love it love it.

    February 9, 2008